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Directv will count ST and other sports packages in their 100 channel lineup

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  1. Mar 29, 2007 #1 of 117
    indirectv

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    Nick

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    I suspected as much -- I've said all along that DirecTV wouldn't have 100 channels
    before the end of the decade, if then, and I seriously doubt that they can cough up
    "70 or 80 channels" before the end of this year.

    Yeah, well, by using DirecTV logic, counting fingers and toes, I have 60 children. :eek2:

    D* has been pulling the wool over everyone's eyes (lying) with their bait & switch!

    Liars! :mad:
     
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    What are you so angry about Nick? You aren't even a D* subscriber! Everyone with half a brain knew they would be counting every individual channel devoted to HD, whether it was full time or not, to get to 100 by the end of this year. You really have it in for D* don't you. Well, they are not getting any of your money, so I don't think you need to be so angry. Now me, they get between $120-150/month from me, and I am satisfied that they will bring me more HD content this year. I don't think I'll be counting channels, just seeing if they bring me the quality ones that are actually available. Go watch your Comcrap and be happy, OK?
     
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    heavyobjects

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    OH NO 70 year round channels? Whattamagunnado??

    Truthfully, when all 70+ are launched, I'll still end up only watching ESPN 90% of the time anyway, and it's already in HD.

    And regarding "counting" by D*. No fault of theirs. That's just marketing. Something we've all done since the beginning of time or the first time your mother asked you, "Did you brush your teeth?" Well, mom, technically speaking...

    FWIW - Time Warner here has FSN in HD, so they claim. 99% of the time it broadcasts the test pattern. Every couple of months they'd show a game or a SD feed of The Worst Damn Sports Show and that's it. And they count FSN as part of their great HD lineup. Bah.

    As long as you are getting the content YOU want in HD. Who needs an excuse to watch MORE stuff you aren't interested in?
     
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    Earl Bonovich

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    You can't broadcast what isn't there...

    If there are not 100 "Distinct" networks available... then what are you going to do... make them up?

    Either way.... If they do launch the 70 "distinct" networks.. . then damm... so they didn't hit the century mark... They should shutdown and close the doors.

    By the time I probably get borded with the 70... they will have the other 30..
     
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    Nick

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    I'm not angry, Mike, I just don't care for deceptive marketing, whether it's
    DirecTV or deodorant . I guess that's because I don't have half a brain.

    I've long wondered why D* subs have been so willing to drink the Koolaid.
     
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    Earl Bonovich

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    Why is it "drinking the Kookaid", if we are happy with the overall service....
    Understand the reality of the situation...
    Know that 70 != 100, but yet still are not going to lose sleep over it...

    Rather drink the "Kool-Aid", then take a "tinkle" in the other guys cup.
     
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    heavyobjects

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    There is no other way to intrepret your use of the "mad" smiley other than the fact that you are angry.

    And I don't think the question of tolerating "marketing" is about having half a brain or not. One would be justified in arguing that understanding how marketing works and taking everything with a grain of salt would prove that both hemispheres are working quite appropriately.
     
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    brewer4

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    Right now I get my fill of HD that I can barely keep up. I only watch about 10-15 channels with Comedy Central as my SD exception. 70 more channels at lets say 50% HD broadcasting is 11,760 hours a week. I can maybe fit another 4 or 5 hours. So as much as its a marketing spin, good gravey thats alot of HD. My only request for HD is ALL sports and movies in HD. The rest are nice to haves and I think the 100 stretched channels will cover that. Bravo D*.
     
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    And your beloved Comcra... er, Comcast DOESN'T lie? Who's had a big jug of "kool aid" now? Don't think for a moment that the Roberts and their minions won't lie to your face and walk away laughing at you behind your back... it happened to me!
     
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    heavyobjects

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    Couldn't agree more, although I think the world is better off watching the Boston Celtics in standard definition for at least two more years (come on lottery!).
     
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    I am still waiting for my Koolaid to arrive in the mail.:lol:
     
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    Due to new Homeland Security rules, they no longer snailmail the
    Koolaid, but it's available for download from www.jonestown.org.

    A high-speed connection is recommended to ensure full potency. :p
     
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    Frankly I'm really not into the counting thing, will it be 70, 80, 90 or 100. What impresses me is that on just about every press release I've seen announcing that such and such channel will be coming up with a HD version is the mention that it will be carried on DirecTV, not E*, not cable. I'm sure they'll end up there eventually, but the inital system saying they'll carry it is DirecTV.

    So IMHO, if it wasn't for D* pushing content providers to come up with new HD channels would we even be looking forward to some of these new channels? I haven't see E* or cable make a push for this new content like D* has been doing.
     
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    hambonewd

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    wether its 50 or 90 channels in hd. bottom line is directv will dominate the hd market by the end of the year. what more could you ask for?
     
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    Didn't someone at TWC say that they will be matching all the HD that D* sends out, which made the D* adds false. A lawsuit or something? So if D* is lying about all the HD & TWC promises to match D* then TWC is lying also? :confused: :lol:
     
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    Mikey

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    E* has been putting up new HD content as it comes available, ref Food HD, HGTVHD, NGHD...

    D* is just warehousing content so that they can make a big splash by putting up X (and the X will be less than 100) number of channels simultaneously sometime this year.
     
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    RAD

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    Agreed, but what has shown that Charlie has been pushing the content providers to add new HD channels? And he hasn't put all the new channels up, like Cinemax-HD which a number of people have said they wanted, let alone the RSN HD channels, which again E* customers have been asking for?
     
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    hr20manray

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    I promise I will be making 150 channels from my house... soon.
    Marketing.
     
  20. Mar 29, 2007 #20 of 117
    Earl Bonovich

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    Just like most companies: You have to warehouse it, till you have the distribution channel ready (aka the two new SATs)
     
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